Moment of Mishearing: Amit Chaudhuri at Blue Frog, Mumbai

  • Date / Time: 09/10/2013 : 10:00 PM
  • Location: The Blue Frog
  • Address: The Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills compound,Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West,Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
  • Entry: Rs. 350 post 9pm or Rs.1000 (Full Cover)
  • Organizer: The Blue Frog
  • Phone: (+)91-22-61586158, (+)91-22-65251716, (+)91-22-65251718
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A Moment of Mishearing is an audio-visual narrative, including film and music, and also weaving in a full concert performance, about Amit Chaudhuri’s music project, which began when he began to ‘mishear’ the raga in the blues and vice versa, and ‘misheard’, one morning as he was practising classical music, the riff to Eric Clapton’s ‘Layla’ in the raga Todi.

It has been called a ‘pathbreaking’ project in many quarters. A Moment of Mishearing received a major 25,000-pounds Grants for the Arts award from the Arts Council of England, and had its inaugural show at Kings Place, London, in October 2012, as part of the Notes and Letters Festival, where it received a rapturous reception. It will continue to be performed in the UK in May-June.

A Moment of Mishearing’s first incarnation was as a radio programme on Radio 3, BBC, where it was broadcast twice, the second time as a Christmas Eve broadcast at 10 pm, Christmas Eve, 2011.

The radio programme received considerable acclaim. It was ‘Pick of the Week’ in The Sunday Telegraph, The Observer and The Sunday Times and ‘Today’s Choice’ in The Independent, The Telegraph, The Financial Times and The Independent on Sunday.

‘Intriguing’ The Observer.
‘Inspiring’ The Sunday Times.
‘Beautifully written’ The Financial Times.
‘Strange, enticing confluences’ The Independent on Sunday

Amit Chaudhuri is one of the leading novelists today writing in English (‘one of his generation’s best writers,’ the Guardian). His latest novel, The Immortals, was a New Yorker and San Francisco Chronicle Book of the Year, and CriticsÂ’ Choice, Best Books of 2009, in the Boston Globe and the Irish Times. It was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book.

Amit Chaudhuri’s first CD of experimental music, This Is Not Fusion (Times Music), was released in Britain on the award-winning independent jazz label, Babel Label, and got excellent reviews from some of the most considerable music publications in the UK. His second CD, Found Music, came out in October in the UK from Babel to huge acclaim and extensive coverage, and is out in India from EMI.